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I need some help on a hypotethical scenario.
Let's say one wants to keep his weght steady, like: you hop on the scale every morning, naked, on empty stomach, and you find exactly the same number, with a toleration of less than half a pound.
Nothing else matters, just the number. It really matters that the number stays the same every day. Not around the same, not once a week, but exactly the same, every day.
At the beginning of the process (let's say the first two/three weeks), physical activity isn't an option, not even light. In time, physical activity can be resumed progressively.
How would you people propose to achieve that? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I lasted 3 weeks on the "no this, no that, no nothing" detox/cleanse thing. Didn't feel a damn thing different, didn't notice anything different other than a loss of about 5 pounds. Hell, I can do that and still eat yogurt and cheese! Back to reality!
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So far as I know a weight fluctuation of a few pounds is normal. But some women gain up to five before their period, due to water retention.
I didn't feel tired and didn't have drawbacks I can recall. And I loved it: where I was staying the farmers market had the most delicious produce section, and one of the greatest variaty in fruit and vegetables you can find.
But I never did that again. To this day, I don't even know what got into me.
Again, I'd really like to have feedback: if presented with this issue, what would your advice be in order to achive the goal, as difficult as it might sound, as obscure as the motive might look?
Last edited by loulou; 06-24-2014 at 11:32 AM.
Speaking totally honestly, if someone truly, non-hypothetically, was asking how to achieve this, I'd say they were trying to control something that cannot be controlled that strictly and I'd worry the person might need to seek help for at best patterns of disordered eating and at worst a full blown eating disorder.
I would still like advice.
And after antmanb comment, I'll add: please, assume the effort is for a healthy living, not against it. Which should also motivate people to jump in with their own advices, if they have some.
I don't know how someone could make this assumption, when your hypothetical situation is NOT natural. If you drink a glass of water, and then go stand on the scale, you are going to weigh more than before you drank that water. If it was really hot outside, and you went and mowed the lawn, and then go stand on the scale, you are going to weigh less than you did before. I can easily weigh 5 pounds more in the evening than I did in the morning, and then be back to that same weight again the next morning. Some days it is 2 pounds. On rare occasion, I weigh less in the evening. That's not actual weight gain.please, assume the effort is for a healthy living
The human body fluctuates through the day. In my opinion, it would be impossible to maintain a constant weight at all times during the day.
Does anyone else have any experience with Jenny Craig? I did not have an issue with weight as a child or teenager and was always underweight. However, after many years of being pregnant, home with small children and cooking for a large family, food has become a pleasure as well as an avenue of self expression. I have gotten a lot of appreciation and been complimented on my cooking, so my self esteem is wrapped up in my ability to make yummy meals. I especially get a lot of pleasure out of baking. As I have gotten older, I have gained weight. My husband and I are now the only ones at home and he is a very disciplined eater. He is in the health care industry and his family has a long history of heart disease so he eats very healthy (a lot of what he eats is just not palatable to me). Jenny Craig has appeal in that it takes me out of meal preparation and the kitchen pretty well all together. I know of two women who lost weight on it, now are on their maintenance and it seems to be working out well for them.
If you have advice and you're willing to share, you should do so under the assumption it is for health benefit, simply becaused I told you so.
What you're saying is all true, even the part I cut out.
Except that it's not impossible to maintain the same weight morning to morning; difficult, or very difficult for some, but not impossible.
I'd like advice, but I'm sensing I won't be lucky.
Can I ask, why you want to know? I'm intrigued because it seems like a really strange thing to want to achieve, hypothetically or otherwise.
Though chances are, if I was going to lay out the whole hypothetical scenario, I would have done so by now.
Last edited by loulou; 06-25-2014 at 03:26 PM.
Either way, the assumption that all conditions stay the same is impossible. Can you control the humidity of the room? The rate of your digestion? That you bladder is really, completely empty? That all liquid has even made it to your bladder? The amount of sleep you get (not the hours you have available for sleep)? The amount of stress you have?
If you did this experiment as a computer simulation in a vacuum, it might be possible. It is not possible for a human in the real world.
19 pounds shed since March 3! 20 was my original target: I'd like to go for 5 more and then stop attempting to lose weight. (If I lose more than that I would be too thin.)
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